Lottery

Sage International School is a public charter school and, as mandated by Idaho Code Statute 33-5206, is required to hold an annual enrollment lottery when demand for enrollment exceeds the number of available spaces.

How to apply for the lottery.  A lottery application must be completed and submitted to Sage International School for all students interested in attending Sage International for the 2018-19 school year.  Applications may be submitted either electronically or by mail using the address provided on the online enrollment application. Online applications will be available starting Wednesday, January 10th, 2018*. The State of Idaho requires that students are 5 years old by September 1st, 2018 in order to attend Kindergarten (please refer to Idaho Code Statute 33-201) for the 2018-19 school year. Proof of birth date is required prior to enrolling.

Informational Sessions for Interested Families and Students. Sage International will host informational sessions in January & February 2018 to allow interested students and families to learn more about Sage International and to tour the school facilities.  We recommend all interested families attend at least one session as we do not give tours outside this time.

2018 - 2019 School Information Sessions

Starting at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 18th & Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 431 E. Parkcenter Blvd.  These sessions are for new families interested in enrolling Kindergarten through 11th grade students for the 2018-19 school year.  Current families are welcome to attend.

When to Apply.  Sage International will begin accepting lottery applications for 2018-19 enrollment on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018* for students entering Kindergarten through 11th grades for the 2018-19 school year.  Sage International will continue accepting applications until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

When is the Lottery.  Sage International will hold its 2018- 19 enrollment lottery on Thursday, March 1st , 2018 starting at 4:30 PM at 431 E. Parkcenter.  The lottery is open to the public.

*We are only accepting lottery applications for students eligible for enrollment during the 2018-19 school year- must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2018.

Lottery Process.  The Idaho Legislature established the lottery process for charter school admission in Idaho Code Statute 33-5206.  Please review this state statute for details regarding the lottery process.  As a brief overview, all applicants are placed into grade-level-specific 'Lottery Priority Groups' as follows: 

First Priority: Applicants that are children of full-time employees or children of Sage International School . A lottery is conducted among these students.  

Second Priority: Applicants that are siblings of students already attending Sage International are grouped.  A second lottery is conducted among these students.  

Third Priority: Applicants that reside within Sage International's primary area of attendance, same district line as the Boise School District.  A third lottery is conducted among these students.  

Fourth Priority: Applicants that reside outside Sage International's primary area of attendance.  A fourth lottery is conducted among these students.  

When are Lottery Results Posted.  The results will be posted on Sage International School's website by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Offers for Enrollment.  All students that secure placement during the lottery will receive an email from Sage International providing an 'Offer for Enrollment.'  Offers of enrollment must be accepted within 48 hrs.  If no response is received within 48 hours, the student’s name will be moved to the bottom of the enrollment or waiting list.  Students that do not secure placement during the lottery will be placed on the waiting list and will be contacted if a space becomes available.

Waiting List. The results of each annual lottery create and offer of enrollment list and then a waiting list. Waiting lists do not carry from year to year and are replaced yearly with the results of each annual enrollment lottery. If you miss the enrollment lottery application period and online waiting list application is available on the Sage International School Website.

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